Links in the library's database list start with some extra text:
This makes the link work on- or off-campus. With this text to the start of the link, a person who clicks the link can be recognized as an SJFC user after she or he logs in with a network ID (like you use to access Gmail or Blackboard).
After logging in, you should be able to get into the database or resource.
Publishers, database vendors, and other information providers license resources to libraries based on the idea that only users at that library's institution can use them. The library provides most of these vendors computer network addresses that identify the college. To use a library resource off-campus, the library has to use this off-campus linking system to authorize that a user is a current student, faculty, or staff member.
Use your SJFC Network Login (what you use to log in to email or Blackboard).
Only use the section of your email address before the @sjfc.edu -- don't use your whole email address for a login.
Don't use your Fish'r'net login (your @ number).
Because off-campus linking relies relies on many different factors -- the spelling of the link, the linking system itself, and the page you're linking to -- there is a lot of opportunity for an off-campus link to fail. Here are some tips to try if it doesn't work.
Make sure you're using your network login (like the first part of your SJFC email, before the "@" sign). If you have trouble with your network account, consult the Student Network Accounts FAQ from OIT: http://www.sjfc.edu/campus-services/oit/services/faq-detail.dot?id=124036
Trouble using the password reset system? Contact the OIT helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 585-385-8016.
Report database access problems to email@example.com, and we'll look into it! Include in your email:
This means the link may have a misspelling in it or the database/resource may have changed its web address. The line called "Host" is what the library needs to configure for the database's web address.
Report this to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll look into it! Include in your email:
Email email@example.com and describe the problem, and we'll look into it! Include in your email:
Creating an off-campus link is easy, but you need to have the spelling of the link just right. This Off-Campus Link Creator can help.
Here's a tool to create these links for you. Type a URL address in the box below, and an off-campus access URL will be created.
Copy and paste this when providing a link to an SJFC user who could be off campus.
This Off-Campus Link Creator is available on its own page, here: http://www.sjfc.edu/library/resources/offcampuslinks.html